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Configuration 3-Displays FAQ

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This document lists many of the possible ways to connect a computer to three displays and the ways to optimize your viewing experience.

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Which Intel graphics and chipsets support three independent displays?

Which operating systems support three display configuration?

What three independent display configurations are supported?

How to enable three independent displays?

What do I do if I cannot get three independent displays to work?

What is the maximum resolution supported in three independent displays configuration?

Why are very few resolutions listed in Intel® Graphics Control Panel when the display can support more resolutions in three display configuration?

Why does the computer not set resolution of 2560x1600, 1920x1200 and 1920x1200 in a three display configuration on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Intel® Pentium® Processors 2000/G2000/G2100 series, and Intel® Celeron® Processors 1000/G1000 series?

Is a passive dongle supported in three display configurations?

Is an active dongle supported in three display configurations?

What is the maximum resolution supported when using dongles?

Why do resolutions differ when the monitors are connected in 3-display configurations?

Why is 1920 x 1200 resolution not shown in a 3-display configuration on the second and third monitors on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Intel® Pentium® Processors 2000/G2000/G2100 series, and Intel® Celeron® Processors 1000/G1000 series?

If Intel® Wireless Display or Intel® WiDi is one of the connected displays in a multi-display configuration, can four displays be active simultaneously?

In a three display configuration, is it possible to set two displays in clone and one in extended display configuration?

Are three display configurations supported using a USB display?

Is Blu-ray* disc playback or Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology (stereoscopic 3D or S3D) playback supported in triple display clone mode?

How many audio streams do Intel® Core™ Processors support in multiple display configurations?

Can Microsoft Windows+P keys be used to switch displays in three display configurations?

Why does one of the external monitors in my three display configuration go undetected by Intel® Graphics Control Panel?

Related topics
Multiple Displays frequently asked questions
How to enable extended desktop mode
How to enable clone mode
How to open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel

This applies to:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors

Solution ID: CS-033714
Last Modified: 25-Sep-2014
Date Created: 09-Aug-2012
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